Chatham High School announces honor students

CHATHAM –The names of the honor students for the graduating Class of 2020 at Chatham High School have been announced by Principal John Thorsen, and Assistant Principal Justin Forrest.

The highest ranking students based on weighted grade point averages are: Heather Damia, valedictorian, and Julia Rose, salutatorian.

Other honor students (in alphabetical order) are: Maria Castellanos, Evelyn Crosby, Zachary Gregg, Mersadie Harvey, John Hoag, Erika Jackson, Alexandria Mickle, Caroline Paolucci, Adeline Potter, Avery Pulcher, Derek Roberts, Morgan Simmons, Ryan Thorsen, Edward Tice, Thomas Van Tassel, Ainsley Zaik

STCC names Ghent resident as vice president of Student Affairs

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Springfield Technical Community College has named a higher education administrator from New York as vice president of Student Affairs.

Darcey Kemp. Photo contributed

Darcey Kemp of Ghent began her new post on April 27. She had served as the assistant vice president for Student Development, Leadership, and Completion Initiatives at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, since 2015.

In her leadership role, Ms. Kemp will oversee the division at STCC charged with providing support that extends the classroom experience, including student governance and clubs, athletics, tutoring, advising and student health and wellness.

From admissions to graduation, Students Affairs enhances opportunities for student development, involvement and transformation at a unique institution known for degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), signature health programs and a highly diverse student body. Read more…

Three running for three seats on Chatham School Board

CHATHAM – The Chatham Central School District has three candidates running for three open seats on the Board of Education. The candidates will appear on the ballot in the following order: Matthew Fisch, Destiny Hallenbeck, Patricia Wilson.

The Chatham School Board election will be held as part of the annual school budget vote on June 9 by absentee ballot. Candidates elected to the board on June 9 will each serve a three-year term commencing July 1, and expiring on June 30, 2023.

Mr. Fisch and Ms. Wilson are incumbents. Current board member Rachel Galvin is not running.

Bass by the yard

While Columbia and Greene counties are experiencing a “Pause” in day to day activities, the Hudson River’s annual striped bass and herring migration is in full swing. Jeremy Bulich of Catskill shows off a 36″ female caught with a live herring near Hudson, Sunday, May 10. Mr. Bulich, who practices catch-and-release, relinquished the fish back to the river. Photo by Chip Moon